Crazy Weights 'n Plyo Workout
|set 1. repeat 4 rounds||Bicep curls (30 lb bar)||x12|
|High knees||30 sec|
|set 2. repeat 4 rounds||Shoulder presses (15 lb dumbbells)||x12|
|set 3. repeat 4 rounds||*Assisted pull-up (used 55lbs to assist me)||x12|
|Split squat jumps or jumping lunges||30 sec|
|set 4. repeat 4 rounds||*Tricep pull-downs w/ rope (25 lbs)||x12|
|*1 legged back kick to knee high hop||30 sec|
|set 5. repeat 4 rounds||*Back rows on machine (70 lbs)||x12|
|*Bench hop overs||x20|
- 3/4 cup dry oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP Stevia
- 2 TBSP Craisins
- 1 TBSP Coconut oil
- 2 TBSP nondairy milk (I used organic vanilla soymilk)DIRECTIONS: Mix all together with your hands, mold into balls, then press into cookies, and place in oven for about 15-20 min at 350F! VERDICT? Crispy on the outside, not too sweet, and tender and chewy on the inside. I loved it! 100% NUTRITION FACTS (per cookie, makes 10 mini cookies): Not bad! Give it a try. They really honestly are super good. I think I'm gonna go make some more. Or wait. Maybe I should sleep. Okay love you guys!!! Need to figure out what to do with myself... <3 Cassey PS - #1. last day to enter the TRAIN LIKE A BEAST LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY giveaway - announcing a winner tonight on Twitter. Instructions here. #2. I hear you. One Direction. Live While We're Young.
Gym Bunny tank, shopblogilates.com, $22. Hmm seeing this pic makes me think I need to either tuck my bangs back as I grow them or cut them completely! :-/
Then!!! As I was drafting ideas, I was thinking I need to make a shirt that shows you how to love yourself and your own individual beauty inside and out. So that's the inspiration behind this next tank!
BeYOUtiful tank, shopblogilates.com, $22. What a fab gift for a friend I think. Really! Very empowering.
OK and then I was probably up super late and was like "uhh I want another tank, what should I do!?" I thought, why not make a tank for one of the most common things I say all the time when I get super excited. And I get super excited a lot. Hence the OMG! tank!
Uhhh...no you didn't.
Oh yes I did.
Just cuz okay!!?? Everyone needs an OMG! tank.
OMG! Shopblogilates.com, $22.Oh and I think you will really LOVE the design of the back!!! It's a peekaboo racerback that'll allow you to breathe. That's what I've been working on for the past few weeks! There will be more lacey hoodies coming, more neon hoodies, zip up sweatshirts, and I've got some rockin' slim-fitting tanks as well. Once again, I did not make a ton so grab em while you can! The styles and sizes are limited to keep things fresh, so get your mouse clickers ready! Also, today at the gym, I saw this chart and thought you might be interested to see it! This is just a general chart and is totally dependent on how hard you work, your gender, your age, and a bunch of other things. Probably the most accurate way to determine how many cals you burn during a workout is to use an armband thingy like an Exerspy or BodyBugg. I actually just bought one and will be able to tell you how many cals our workouts burn on myself soon, after each video. That should help you out! Okay, have a fab Halloween weekend!!! Who's excited for the end of #OMGOctober and the start of #NutsInNovember!? MEEE!!!! Get ready for a brand new hard core calendar next week! Oh yeahhhhh!!! We're gonna KILL IT!!!!! Make sure you're signed up for the newsletter to get the pw emailed to you! <3 Cassey
When will it be out? Hopefully sometime this season! I just never know what problems could come up. I'll let you know what the name of my new fashion activewear brand will be soon :)
Expect bright colors, feminine accents, and sexy silhouettes. High quality. High fashion. High function.
So excited for you to touch and feel and wear! Eeeeeee!!!!And finally, OMG, thank you to the POPsters who made this worldwide scrap book for me!! I got home from the PO Box and my jaw nearly dropped to the floor. I opened my package and saw a whole book of letters, messages, and inspirational notes from POPsters all over the world.
I can't believe you took the time to make this together and send it to me. My heart feels so warm and I am in awe. I feel like this is a yearbook!!! I am so happy to know that being a part of the Blogilates has helped you create long lasting friendships with one another...from 1000s of miles away! I am forever smiling :)
I can't wait to launch the Blogilates Community so that you guys can get closer to each other for real. Facebook makes it way to hard to connect. I am pushing hard to get the project finished for you! I know you will absolutely adore it!
You guys are my life. Thank you for everything. I love you.
I love how magical everything is there. The fireworks. The lights. The people. The shops. The kettle corn. Haha. Kettle corn is one of my weaknesses. I hadn't had it so long so getting a bag was a must.
I've been spending a lot of time drawing and designing a few last pieces for the collection. Did I tell you the name of the line? I don't remember so I will tell you! It is called BODYPOP. I am so proud of every single piece so far. I've tried on each and every sample that has come back and the pieces hug my body so well! It's comfy, sweat-wicking, super stretchy, super resilient, and ahhhhhh just so cute!!
One of the things that I really needed to get right besides the fabric (which thank goodness after a year, we blended it correctly) was the fit of the bottoms. I've probably worn every active brand there ever was in the history of the world and I know the difference between the most minute details that no one would even notice. The 3 things that I look for in the perfect bottom are:
1. How comfortable the waistband is. Does it dig into my hip and give me unnecessary bumps or does it simply outline by silhoutte?
2. Does my butt look cute!?
3. Does my underwear show when I squat!? (Ugh the horror!)
I am so happy to tell you that the BODYPOP pants fall after the most perfect, sexiest place on your hips, it does not dig into your skin, your butt will look bubbly, and you BETTER BET that the pants aren't see-thru!
OMG. I cannot wait until I can finally launch the line and share with you the pieces!! I'm currently thinking of the most creative way to debut BODYPOP. It needs to be special. Different. Something you've never seen before...you'll see :)
Anyway, back to sketching in my notebook! I hope you're all well and that you're having a lovely start to your week!
You are the first to feast your eyes on the POPFLEX Summer 2016 Mermaid Collection!
Ready to dive in?
This is an actual shot of my sketch book as well as the mood board that sparked the look and feel of this summer's collection! Mermaids, sea glass, sea shells and succulents.
Kylie, our professional ballerina from the Peony Collection makes an encore appearance as a mermaid! She's just exquisite! And I can't handle myself right now...those pants are life.
WHAT. The booty shorts come in mermaid print too!? Yeah, that's basically what I'll be wearing all summer long, thank you.
Partner fun! Jacquelyn and Kylie support each other in this challenging pose. Wait til you get a close up of these pieces...
The very first POPFLEX Crop top! And that X detail across the chest is everything to me. The fact that it matches the seafoam booty shorts makes my heart sing with joy!
YUP. YUP. YUP. The Pointe Legging now comes in Nightfall!! Umm basically this will be your EVERYTHING PANT! Don't forget that it has POCKETS!
Booty. Shorts. The most flattering wide band design ever.
The crop top comes in mermaid! And yes there is a staple black booty short that will be your everything when it's too hot to wear the Pointe Legging in black!
I am so proud of the Siren Tank. The design detail on the back is so strong, yet pristine.
The Goddess Tank in Seafoam :D
This crown. That hair. Mermaid status.
A little note from me :)
Kylie and her leg flexibility. Jelly. Love it.
Below is the POPFLEX line sheet. Get prepared for what you want, because when the line goes live on Tuesday April 19th at 10AM PST, the site will be CRAZY.
Know you size as well. If you are unsure, then use the size chart here. For reference, I am 5'5" and I normally wear a 32B bra, size 26-27 jeans, and a size 2-4 in dresses. My POPFLEX size is size 4 in tops and bottoms. Also if you've ever bought Lululemon before, the sizes are also comparable.
Comment below which piece is your favorite!! I can't wait to hear what you think!!! I really hope you love it!
I hope you like these mats as much I do! Right now I am most addicted to the So Many Succulents mat...but I sort of trade around depending on my mood that day. It makes working out so much more fun!!! :D Which design do you like best?
Now...onto your next task...Here is your brand new Monday video...PERFECT 10 ABS! It's really fun - my best 10 ab moves done back to back to back! I command you to do it now:
You've made it here! :D Now go ahead and click on the image above and view the POPFLEX Peony Collection lookbook in it's entirety! I hope you love it. Tomorrow, January 14th, 2016, the entire collection drops at 12PM PST. Write down what you want now and get your mouse clickers ready!
Comment below which piece you like best!
PS: The official hashtag is #POPFLEX. You can always photo tag @blogilatesdesigns so we can see what you got!
So this year, July 2016, we are back at IDEA with the first ever POPFLEX Pop Up Shop!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! For the first time ever, you can come and see the clothing in person, feel how buttery the fabric is, and check what size you are! Everything will be discounted up to 40% (you'll be getting the VIP discount), so you NEED to come!
PLUS...we spent a lot of time designing this year's booth. I have a surprise there for you. I think you will really like it :)
To get into IDEA World, you need an expo hall pass. You can get there here. The special thing with that link is that you can use it to RSVP for my POP Pilates class & Showcase Party on sat July 16th at 12pm too!
The expo hall hours to shop are:
Thursday, July 14
12:20pm - 6:30pm
Friday, July 15
Saturday, July 16
Alrighty guys! I hope to see you there! It's going to be a blast!
Is that a little peplum action?!!! Maybe. A jacket? Maybe. A nice thick one that'll keep you warm...promise. Plus an accessory to keep you even warmer...I'll give you a real clue though. The word hiding under those pens are "ankle biter". Take a moment and think about what that means. I think you'll really like it though because you've been asking for it! ;P Okay, I have given away too much. I must stop now. Well, go sign up for the Rewards Program! It's free! GO!
Evil Queen vibes.
I'm wearing the Queen's Coat in Night.
We bought the bike just for the shoot. I thought the color was going to be more butter but it came out banana. I freaked out a little bit, but then, turns out it looks great on camera!
Hand stands. Practiced for MONTHS. I am not great at them. And when the day came and I had to do it onto a tree overlooking a cliff, my nerves crept in. I fell multiple times, my muscles gave out, and I almost started crying. But I picked myself back up, tightened my core, and BELIEVED. That's when we got the shot.
I'm wearing the Wishing Star Capri in Dark Bloom.
This tree pose was surprisingly soooooo hard to do with my eyes closed! Open, no prob. Closed, another story!!! I nearly tipped over several times! We thought getting me in tree pose in front of a tree would be a nice thing to try. I love how powerful the photo is. It looks calm and still. But really, I was wavering!
My friend Laura who is firstly an awesome person and secondly a super talented professional ballerina, helped me prepare for this shoot. Working with her helped increase my flexibility while bringing out the dancer inside.
BTS shot. Then you can appreciate...
...the final result.
The colors of the wind were vibrant that Winter day!
I love this shot.
A blend of now and what's to come.
I'm wearing the Wishing Star Capri in Plum and...you will see next time ;)
Big thank you to the incredible people in this photo. Lexi, Laura, Sam, Daniel, Tiffany, and Leslie! I am SOOOOOO GRATEFUL to have you guys in my life. Your passion for what you do and your love for the Blogifam is just so pure. I am so happy that I get to be around these amazing human beings and can't wait to make more beautiful things together.
Hope you guys enjoyed my Dark Bloom photoshoot pics! Which one is your fave?
Oh and did you buy anything yet!!??? Don't forget to sign up for the POPFLEX Rewards Program so you can earn points while shopping!